A 30-minute avant-garde performance piece
Under The Gaze has previously been performed at the Delius Art Centre, Bradford, UK (2012), Swindon Literature Festival, UK (2013) and Grassington Festival, UK (2013). This is the only performance in Shanghai and is an opportunity not to be missed.
An opportunity to observe the model being drawn in a series of poses by experienced artists, also to draw her yourself (bring your own materials) or get inspiration for creative writing while listening to voice-overs of the artists describing their relationships to the model – interspersed with the model’s innermost thoughts (Chinese subtitles).
Is the model vulnerable? Exploited? What is really going on in the life-room when the model is ‘under the gaze’ of the artists?
‘Under the gaze’ makes reference to the 1970s ‘male gaze’ debate initiated by feminist academic Laura Mulvey. It has been performed at arts venues and arts and literature festivals in England where it has been reviewed as ‘like a 1960s “happening”’.
SATURDAY 20th JUNE
From 6pm for 6.30 prompt start.
30 Yuan door fee includes one drink at the bar.
Please do not be late. DOORS CLOSED FROM 6.30pm for 30-min performance.
Kulou Bar, 222 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu 襄阳南路222号, 近复兴西路
South Shaanxi Rd metro station 5 mins walk
Note: sketches produced by artists in the course of the performance will be displayed and may be for sale.
4-6pm life-drawing session with expert tutor Kader Dionysus prior to this event, same venue. Absolute beginners welcome. Free entry to ‘Under the Gaze’.